art history please

Calling all transcribers!

The Digital Art History team at the Getty Research Institute needs your help! Their newest project, Mutual Muses, aims to crowdsource transcriptions of art critic Lawrence Alloway and artist Sylvia Sleigh’s intense romantic and intellectual correspondence. As lovers and confidants, the couple wrote letters to each other for over six decades, and this project currently focuses on their musings from 1948–1953.

To start, take a quick tour of the transcription project on Zooniverse and join over 500 participants already transcribing. Each letter has its own transcription page. 

Happy transcribing! 

Art History Themed Asks

Renaissance: (Rebirth) 
Who would you have been in another life, and why?

Classicism: (Classical)
What is your favorite Greek or Roman myth and what’s it about?

Naturalism: (Representation)
What song would you use to describe yourself, and why?

Mannerism: (Contortion)
Do you remember your weirdest dream, what was it?

Baroque: (Drama)
What’s the most dramatic show or movie you’ve ever seen?

Rococo: (Decorative)
What is your favorite musical and/or ballet?

Romanticism: (Emotion)
What is the most impulsive thing you’ve done, or that you want to do?

Pre-Raphaelitism: (Purity)
Do you drink or do drugs regularly?

Realism: (Critique)
How much of yourself are you on social media versus in real life?

Impressionism: (Sensory)
What physical sensations evokes happiness in you?

Symbolism: (Spiritualism)
Are you religious, and/or do you have items that bring you closer to God?

Modernism: (Experimental)
Do you enjoy trying new things?

Expressionism: (Alienation)
Have you ever been isolated for expressing your identity/beliefs?

Surrealism: (Irrational)
What’s the most unusual way you’ve reacted to something?

On History and Dinner

Summary: A non athletic!Jack fic, where grad student and history nerd, Jack Zimmermann meets the cute Samwell student/baker Eric Bittle at the Bread and Butter Bakery.  Picks up right after On History and Pie.  Jack takes a chance and meets Bitty for dinner. It’s their first date.  A collaboration with the wonderful @zim-tits​ featuring her lovely artwork. Also on AO3

Bitty was closing up shop for the evening at Bread and Buttery Bakery when he heard a small tap. Lardo smiled as she looked through the large picture window and saw who was standing on the other side.

“It’s your boy, Bitty,” she said.

He glanced and saw Jack standing outside as he waved shyly.

Chowder unlocked and opened the door. “Welcome! Come on in.”

“Thanks,” Jack said as he came in slowly, looking at Bitty with a soft smile.

Bitty closed the register and smiled in return as he walked from behind the counter toward Jack.

“Hi, Jack.”

“Hi, Eric. Bitty.”

The two wordlessly stared at one another, smiling. Lardo, taking pity on them, cleared her throat, “Uh, Chowder, can you help me with something in back?”

Chowder frowned disappointed he wasn’t going to be able to watch.

“Sure, Lardo.”

“You came,” Bitty said. “Thanks for that. Thanks for trusting me.”

“My uncle says… well, never mind, but I’m the one that should be saying thanks – for the shortbread. It was really good.”

“Really good? I was aiming for so amazing it would make you wanna slap your mama but then again, I’m sure you love your mama, so really good will do.”

Jack laughed softly, “I do. So, are you… that is… if you’re still interested…”

“Jack, would you like to go grab something to eat?”

Jack smiled, relieved that Bitty had taken the lead.

“Yes, I’d like that.”

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anonymous asked:

Don't you feel like Cas is getting smaller? I mean, I was sure before that he and Dean where almost the same heigh but Dean was a little taller than him, and last episode when I saw them standing in front of each Dean looked a lot more taller than Cas

That’s an interesting question. IRL, Misha is a strapping lad [183 cm], only 3 cm shorter than Jensen [186 cm] (and, well, much shorter than Jared [193 cm], but then again, isn’t everyone?), but the show has a habit of framing him so he looks a bit smaller than that.

Like, this is them IRL -

- and here is a normal shot from S12.

There are, of course, a number of reasons to cheat with how tall or short actors are, and some have to do with the general framing of the scene, not with the narrative itself. That said, you’re right - this SPN 12x19 thing was almost ridiculously out of proportion.

And the thing is, this is deliberate and meaningful, especially if we consider how carefully arranged other shots in this episode were - from Kelly’s face disappearing into the dark mirror (making her a identity-less baby bump) from Dean and Cas isolated inside that circle, Amanda Tapping has been super attentive and done a wonderful job. In this case, what is most apparent is the symmetry (two groups, isolated down the middle), the white light between Dean and Cas (which draws the attention of the viewer, is in the dead centre of the scene and also a perfect symbol of that distance forming between them), and the almost perfect descent in height of the characters themselves.

This creates a very neat visual effect and it messes with our psychology, because traditionally in Western visual arts the winners go left to right (it’s possible this has to do with our writing system, since in Etruscan art, it’s the opposite way around), as you can see on every Greek vase ever painted -

- but here, even though Cas has just defeated Dagon, we know something is not right and we know Sam and Dean are the ones being reasonable, so our brains instantly go, Wait, what? and this straight line from Sam to Kelly makes things even worse, because it’s a strong indication that there’s some kind of falling down and degeneration involved, and it makes Cas and Kelly look like they’re wrong BUT THEY’RE ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THE FRAME (*siren blaring*) and there’s an office inside your brain that’s busy busy busy trying to unscramble wtf is going on.

But - and here is where the magic happens - if you frame this shot in the ‘right’ way, the meaning changes and the thing becomes much less effective.

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Hello, joining the Thomas Sanders Fanders party. My name is Marcelle, I’m bi, Filipina, INFJ, Ravenclaw; I do wear glasses but I wanted to show off my makeup ugnhh if you look at my blog you can see whatever I’m obsessed interested in at the moment lol. So aside from watching Thomas’ lovely, inspiring, humorous videos, I love Hamilton, YOI, MysMe, LoL, SU, Disney/Pixar, art/art history…

 Please stop by and say hi! Don’t be shy, even though I am

 Art is my passion! Art blog here: artfullymarcelle

@ artists

I saw someone using a website to keep track of their commissions (it had commissions, giveaways, and even a gifts tab) but for the life of me can’t remember what it was. If any artists out there have an idea of the website I’m talking about or suggestions on better ways to manage commissions, send help! 

The Gate: a spread based on the 1881 painting ‘Das Schlossportal’ by Ferdinand Knab.  This spread is useful for assessing a change of direction, such as a new job, partner, home or hobby.  If you’ve been feeling the need to change directions, maybe this spread can help you!

  1. The Gate: Where am I going?
  2. The Lock: How do I get there?
  3. The First Pillar: What must I remember?
  4. The Second Pillar: What must I forget?
  5. The Reflection: How else can I look at this situation?


Follow Spree

Just unfollowed a bunch of inactive blogs, and, since my dash is getting a bit repetitive at times, i am going on a follow spree. So, if you post about any of the following fandoms/stuff, like or reblog this post so i can check out your blog and follow you! 

  • Hannibal
  • Game of Thrones
  • Sherlock
  • The Crown
  • Stranger Things
  • Brooklyn Nine Nine
  • Grey’s Anatomy
  • House of Cards
  • MCU
  • DCEU
  • Star Wars
  • Harry Potter
  • Disney films
  • Shingeki no Kyojin
  • Dark/Goth aesthetics
  • Writing tips/prompts/resources
  • Astronomy
  • Astrology
  • Mythology
  • Art History and Literature

(Please keep in mind that even though i have my otps i don’t mind if you post about other ships, also, i don’t tolerate fandom negativity in any form so, if i see offensive posts about or directed to a specific ship/fandom i will not follow you)

All recommendations appreciated :D

There’s something suspicious about him

I’ve drawn this because @promsien made me ship Rich History. So I have this idea with the Secretary AU that before Vlad figured it all out, Clockwork would throw hints on his true identity, like letting his human disguise “slip” for a split-second or making time stop or speed up to help Vlad (or to annoy him), yeah i know it’s stupid but there it is
chromatic conversations; a study on the art of photography - Chapter 2 - obstinateRixatrix - Persona 5 [Archive of Our Own]
An Archive of Our Own, a project of the Organization for Transformative Works
By Organization for Transformative Works

hey yall. this one’s pretty long. make sure to properly appreciate Yusuke’s art history knowledge. please. formatting it took so long.